Fertility Struggles During the Holiday Season
With the holiday’s right around the corner, the physicians at the Center for Reproductive Medicine realize that for many infertility patients, it is a stressful time attending numerous holiday gatherings that include children and being asked questions regarding growing their family. In light of this, we would like to share a few strategies to help you handle these scenarios during this holiday season.
- Prior to attending parties or events, you and your partner should come up with a response in case anyone asks about your plans to start (or expand) your family. This way you won’t be caught off guard and will be prepared with a thought out response.
- Remember if there is a particular event that you don’t feel comfortable attending due to questions that may arise, etc., feel free to skip it altogether. It’s totally acceptable to turn down a few invitations to have some time for yourself.
- Give your time to others. After all, it is the season of giving! It always feels good to volunteer in your community. Choose a cause that is near and dear to your heart that will take your mind off of your routine fertility treatment plan.
- If it’s too emotional to see pregnant women or small children, make holiday plans with friends who do not have kids, or take a vacation with just you and your partner!
For additional information on coping with the holidays, see Dr. Loy’s video: “All I Want for Christmas is a B-A-B-Y: 7 Tips for Coping with the Holidays.”
Our Orlando fertility center hopes that all patients enjoy the holidays. If you are struggling with infertility, CRM would love to help you expand your family for future holiday get-togethers. Contact us today!